This is episode 218 of crankygeeks. Here is the episode page description:
Facebook Faces More Privacy Issues, Ubuntu Due In Light Versions, Is Apple Building Its Own Flash?, and more...
What's new in Episode 218
Sebastian Rupley, Co-Crank
Chris DiBona, Open Source Program Manager, Google
Dan Goodin, Reporter, The Register
Is Apple Building Its Own Flash?
As Steve Jobs goes out of his way to badmouth Adobe Flash and keep it off both the iPhone and the iPad, Apple is developing its own Flash alternative, according to tweets from a developer who saw the technology. AppleInsider writes that the technology is called Gianduia, after an Italian hazelnut chocolate.
University Snubs Gmail Over Privacy Concerns
Academics at U.C. Davis have canned a Gmail pilot project over privacy fears regarding Google's ill-conceived launch of the Buzz social network. The university backed out of plans to shift its email system for its 30,000 faculty and staff members over to Gmail.
Can You Really Trust Facebook?
According to security writer Joan Goodchild, there are five hidden dangers in using Facebook, including sharing of private information with third parties, ads that can contain malware, and spammers creating fake profiles. Is Facebook not to be trusted?
Will the iPad Take Down the Kindle?
How well does the iPad stack up against the Kindle for reading books? After doing some reading on the iPad, Michael Miller says it is very competitive with the Kindle, and he likes Apple's iBooks application. He notes, though, that Amazon's eBook store is better than Apple's.
The Porn Domain Debate Returns
In 2005, ICANN accepted a proposal for the creation of .xxx, a top-level domain aimed at voluntary registration for adult sites. Two years later, the organization reversed the decision. Now ICANN is inviting renewed public debate on the issue.